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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 15th, 2016

Hall

Hammond Davis, 93, Gainesville
  On June 15, 2016, Hammond Davis received a call. It was the sort of offer he couldn’t refuse, for an assignment to a place he had never been before, and, unlike his ...
 Mrs. Maria Gurrola- De Aguirre age 33 of Oakwood passed away on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.        Fune ...

Jackson

Linda Woods Holt Cartledge, age 68 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday June 15, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Cartledge was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Mary Alice Wilb ...
Rossly Ann Brown Shook, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Rossly Ann Brown Shook, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mrs. Shook was born in Homer to the late Harold and Naomi Kim ...

Other

Donald Hugh Allen, 80, DeLand, Fl.
DONALD HUGH ALLEN, age 80, of DeLand, Florida, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Inurnment memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Fr ...
Clarence F. Elrod, 68, Greer, SC
Clarence F. Elrod, age 68 of Greer, SC passed away Wednesday June 15, 2016.   Mr. Elrod was born in Gainesville, GA and was the son of the late Clarence J. and Omie Nati ...

Stephens

James Rockwell “Rocky” Potts, age 50, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Mr. Potts was born on March 19, 1966, in Commerce, Georgia, to the ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.